Highway Companion is coated with a golden luster thanks to Jeff Lynne’s warm production and Petty is clearly careful with his words, delivering breezy, story-driven songs of contemplation, mobility, and the passage of time.
Tom Petty’s second solo album stretches and breathes over fifteen well-crafted simply put tracks of contemplation; a rustic, homespun, mature collection of songs that seem to fall off the bone as if Petty never broke a sweat in writing them.
The Last DJ from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has it’s stark and orchestrated moments, as well as a big bone to pick with the music industry’s lust for cash over creativity.
Tom Petty’s tenth album with the Heartbreakers is a set of finely tuned songs with spick and span production, all emanating from Petty wrestling with the reality of an ended marriage; a place of sincerity and often woeful contemplation.
She’s the One is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ ninth album and the official soundtrack for the 1996 film of the same name, with production work (by Rick Rubin, Mike Campbell and Petty) that gives these songs a soft glow and loose and rickety feel.